Friday, June 10, 2011

The Forgotten Role

Official presidential portrait of Barack Obama...Image via WikipediaThink about people being discussed as Presidential Candidates: michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Donald Thrump, newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Jon Huntsman, etc. etc.

For God's sake, give the 2012 election some serious thought and remind yourself about the role of the President of the United States of America.

The President of the United States is the head of state and head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in the United States by influence and recognition. Among powers and responsibilities, Article II of the U.S. Constitution charges the President to “faithfully execute” federal law, makes the President commander-in-chief of the armed forces, allows the President to nominate executive and judicial officers with the advice and consent of the Senate, and allows the President to grant pardons or reprieves. A commander-in-chief is the commander of a nation’s military forces or significant element of those forces. In the latter case, the force element may be defined as those forces within a particular region or those forces which are associated by function.

In the United States, the oath of office for the President of the United States is specified in the U.S. Constitution (Article II, Section 1): I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Source: EmptySuit Blog
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